Weyburn, Sask. man fined $5K for illegal hunting

A Weyburn, Sask. man has been fined $5,000 after being found guilty of illegally hunting moose, deer. Dianne Mursell / Getty Images

A Weyburn, Sask. man has been fined after he was found guilty of illegal hunting in the province. Dustin Hoskins, 35, was fined $5,000 and handed a two-year hunting suspension after two bull moose and a white-tail deer were illegally shot in November 2011.

Conservations officers found he had falsified documents by using another person’s First Nations treaty number. Hoskins was also found to be in possession of a black bear rug.

“People who kill animals illegally are stealing from the law-abiding hunters of our province,” said Ken Aube with the Ministry of Environment

“Our laws are designed to provide effective management of wildlife populations to ensure hunting opportunities are available now and in the future.”

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Hoskins was fined $2,100 for unlawfully hunting moose, $1,400 for unlawful possession of a white-tail deer, $700 for unlawful possession of a black bear and $480 for falsifying a document.

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He was also fined $320 for resisting arrest.

A second Weyburn man, Corby Obyrne, was found guilty of aiding and abetting Hoskins and was fined $1,500. He was also handing a one year hunting suspension.